Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Stupid Media Tricks

Glenn Greenwald says it best. Tom Tomorrow draws it best. We're drawing lipstick on pigs as the world passes us by.

Stupid Media Tricks

Glenn Greenwald says it best. Tom Tomorrow draws it best:

We're putting lipstick on pigs as the world passes us by.

Of course, there could be another explanation. Thomas L. Friedman has one: We're a country that votes from the gut. And Obama's playing it a little too cool.

UPDATE: Another country heard from. Former Inky colleague Terry Samuel, writing for The Root, puts it this way:

Right now it is not about the American people getting it. It is about Obama getting it. He's getting hit over the head with a baseball bat and looking like he wants to file an amicus brief about it.

Sounds like he needs a pep talk from Sean Connery's character in The Untouchables.

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Daniel Rubin is a columnist and The Inquirer's director of social media. Since joining newspaper as a staff writer in 1988, Daniel Rubin has reported from Mayfair to Macedonia, 27 countries in all. He has been the European Correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers and for two years he sat at home and wrote Blinq, the paper's first daily blog. Dan began newspaper work in Norfolk and Louisville, Ky., after getting his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University. He has lived in all four commonwealths, most recently in Pennsylvania. He teaches urban journalism at the University of Pennsylvania

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